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Grateful Dead Live at Giants Stadium on 1995-06-19

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Grateful Dead Live at Giants Stadium on 1995-06-19

Topics Live concert

Cold Rain & Snow, Good Morning Little School Girl, Ramble On Rose, It's All Over Now, Lazy River Road, Me & My Uncle*-> Big River*, Don't Ease Me In Iko Iko, Unbroken Chain, Samba In The Rain, Corinna > Mathilda > Drums > Space > The Other One > Stella Blue, Throwin' Stones > Turn On Your Love Light E: Brokedown Palace

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Giants Stadium
Location East Rutherford, NJ

Source Audience: Nak 300's
Lineage Nak 300's (FOB 25th Row, DFC) > Sony D7 DAT > SB Live > CD Wave > mkwACT > SHN
Taped by Wally Stine
Transferred by Wally Stine


FOB 25th Row, Dead fuckin center, Nak 300's (hand held, still sore) into my sony D7. Dat > sblive > Cd; Seeded to etree by Wally Stine


Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2015
Subject: -
Although the 2nd set is mostly pretty terrible, apart from Space which was cool, the 1st kinda holds the show's head above water.
Reviewer: DMT - - January 5, 2015
Subject: Brokedown Palace
Jerry was extremely sick at this show. You could see by the look on his face during Brokedown Palace that this was the end and he was saying good bye. It was sweet and sad and if you where there than you are a very lucky person, because jerry at his worst is better than no jerry
Reviewer: Wang Dong - favorite - January 5, 2015
Subject: More Pigshit!
These Giant stadium shows are terrible. I can't figure out which night was worse. These might be the worst of the tour which means they would be the worst ever, not just by the dead, but by anyone.
Another close contender for worse musical performance ever by anyone is the Knickerbocker arena show during this summer tour.
There is not one good thing to remember from this. If I was there and close enough to the stage, I would have pulled down my pants, took a squat right there on the floor, takin' a shit, picked up that shit with my bare hands, and through it at the stage.
This is a 5 turd performance

BTW, Phil Lesh spoke about this show. He said how they had to remind/tell jerry where he should be. Just listen to The Other One, Throwing Stones. Jerry isn't even playing guitar!!!!
Did you hear that all you morons calling this a good show. Jerry stopped playing. Speaking of throwing shit, all you neo deadheads have shit for brains!
Reviewer: neverendingmusic - - March 26, 2012
Subject: Fare Thee Well
This was my last show as well. After doing mail-order for every east coast tour for years, they sent me 1st Row FLOOR, right in front of Phil. It was a great show at the i'm looking forward to listening to this one. The Other Ones tours...and the Further Shows just were not the same. I really miss the excitement of seeing the band with Jerry. The outside summertime shows have a special place for me. It's great to listen to these and remember. Thanks for posting it.
Reviewer: Goodgodgarcia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 22, 2011
Subject: Well said Tom Stanley
This was my last show. And during the outro solo of Stella Blue I was touched. Touched by the majestic hand of Jerry. Fare the well........
Reviewer: Tom Stanley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 11, 2011
Subject: Stella Blue
Don’t know what had me wandering back here tonight. Nostalgia, I suppose. It was my last show out of more than a hundred, spanning 20 years. No complaints here. Why? Because I’ve listened many, many times to this Stella Blue, and beginning at the 7:20 mark I hear Jerry gain strength as he starts to bend notes in that last solo to find the pure tone he always struck. And he then he proceeded to strike more than just a few. And his bandmates were with him every single inch of the way, giving him room but propping him, pulling him, pushing him, and holding him gently just when he needed it. Amazing. Moments like that were what made so many shows memorable for me. And for that reason alone, I’m giving this show my 5 star rating.
Reviewer: sleepingtiger - - May 11, 2011
Subject: simply dull
This is the only show i have been to. And though it was still an experience id rather listen to the live recordings from other shows.
Reviewer: Joshua_me - favorite - April 24, 2011
Subject: *sigh*
"There's just the pavement left, and broken dreams..."

RIP, Jerry.

You meant more to me than you'll ever know...
Reviewer: Borncrosseyed420 - - March 20, 2011
Subject: searching for the sound
Phil mention's this show in his book he says "while playing to a sold-out crowd of sixty thousand at giants stadium Jerry turned his guitar volume down so low that we were essentially playing without him; on the next night, we had to start "The Other One" without him. both there and in albany he had to be constantly reminded of what tune we were playing.

really sad but i still agree that even though he may not have sounded his best around this time he really poured his emotion into the sad songs Phil also says "His guitar never sounded so pure and touching as it did during so many roads at soldier field he seemed to respond to the slowest and saddest songs"
Reviewer: Squinnythevac - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 2, 2009
Subject: Long Live Wally Stine
Although the shows were typical of the Boys in the final 2 years, and by that I mean Jerry being carried and missing lyrics all the time, my friend and Head traveling companion Wally joined Jerry in the hereafter back in 2006. I miss him very much. He was not well the last 8 years of his short life; he was 35 when he passed. I was looking for shows and came across his name on these Giants Stadium recordings. I was standing right next to him both nights, as we did in DC a few weeks later for our final shows. 6/24 and 6/25 were perhaps the best on tour that summer. Either way, I love you Wally.
Reviewer: brownroux - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 5, 2008
Subject: get down
here it is Zabeth and Mycol,xou, UD
I remember it as one of the best, bcause we were together.peace. all shows I saw were 5 stars folks.UDAVM...
Reviewer: Trevor tnt Toll - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 17, 2007
Subject: feel sorry for those who missed
First of all lobster 12 i know you saw tons of shows but you are wrong when it comes to expression. Every night was an expression and if you missed it than you will never get that night back.If the only thing you are rating the show on is the sound then i give it a 2.5 but as an experience then it would be a 5.
Reviewer: coldironshackles - favoritefavorite - March 6, 2007
Subject: missed that summer
I skipped the summer because they didn't play Buckeye lake (my favorite summer venue) and I guess I was getting complacent. I don't remember them sounding so bad that spring...
Reviewer: DavidGlasses - favoritefavorite - August 28, 2006
Subject: And so it goes
This was my next to last show, and I went with some friends who brought their very young son. The mother explained that they were bringing their son so that he could witness a Dead show before it was too late. Her actual quote was something like, "I think Jerry's up to his old tricks again"-- and she knew that didn't bode well. I remember Jerry missing a lyric quite glaringly at one point (in the first set, I think) and you could palpably feel the entire audience bottom out. You could also feel Jerry's awareness that everyone had noticed, and he seemed to then at least try to make up for the mistake. Ironically, though this show was flat, it wasn't "bad," like the preceding year's 8/3/94 show-- which had an awful vibe, and very poor playing. So we can look back at this one and think, well, thankfully our friend's 4-year-old son got a chance to witness the Dead live. And what he saw still had some magic. The audience certainly brought its enthusiasm, if not the full band. One more thought: we drove to RFK the next weekend and that show (6/24) was actualy an improvement over this one. '95 was a very up-and-down year. The real question should be why the band insisted on dragging Jerry through it. They ran him into the ground. A shame. (PS: Jerry's vocals on this version of "Ramble On Rose" are surprisingly, unexpectedly strong).
Reviewer: specedannie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 2, 2006
Subject: hmmm
sadly, this was my first and last show.... so to even hear any of this again is amazing bc i cant really say i remember much.
Reviewer: 2dose - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 30, 2005
Subject: Fare Thee Well
I agree with most on the fact that Jerry seemed displaced and really didn't shine like he did on previous years at Giants stadium. Yeah this was my last show too. I had 5th row right in front of Phil. Yet I'm confused on all the bashing people gave this show. First of all we all knew Jerry was in trouble and yet we still manged to keep the faith, hoping for something to turn his fate around. With that said, why complain about how much you felt let down or got hurt by going to the show. Personally I feel there are some good things to be found here. You just got to listen harder. I screamed out to Phil "song of the saw whet owl" and he smiled back at me and pointed his finger my way saying "You got it" and then they played Unbroken Chain. That to me was a nice way to end it all. I guess I'm lucky to have had that as a lasting impression of the band. Jerry did not leave me with one bad note. I'm thankful to have been there for him. As far as this recording goes I give it a 3. there's better out there.
Reviewer: MCSZ - favoritefavorite - December 21, 2005
Subject: 2 Stars
Reviewer: Jiffyruffle - favoritefavorite - October 26, 2005
Subject: Indeed frustrating
This show had much potential, but again very typical for '95, the band had to carry Jerry through this performance. This was my last evening with the Grateful Dead, so I obviously hold it close to my heart. Listening to it again is tough on the ears. The first set is decent at best Bobby & Vince (YES VINCE) pour much energy into the vocals & instruments. 'Good Morning little schoolgirl' is a good example. After Cold Rain & Snow though Jerry REALLY struggles in his songs. I had sixth row, floor seats for this one & I remember screaming to Jerry to turn his guitar up during the second set to no avail. How can The Other One be played without him? I vividly remember Phil throwing his hands down by his side in frustration. Even if Jerry had lived I wonder how many more shows like this the band could have endured. Highgate was a mess, 6/18 had many great moments, 6/19 another mess. I recommend this one only if it was your last show & want it for nostalgia's sake, 2 stars for that alone. Fare you well Jerry, we all miss you dearly.
Rob Pervere from Pioneer
Reviewer: FOBonly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 24, 2005
Subject: Great sound
Audio is perfection, but may not be the best concert?
Reviewer: FOBonly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 24, 2005
Subject: Great sound
Audio is perfection, but may not be the best concert?
Reviewer: zzzboxofrainzzz - favorite - June 28, 2005
Subject: The Music Finally Stopped
The entire '95 tour was depressing beyond words. First the ugliness of the scene up in Highgate. Then seeing Jerry so obviously smacked out, tired, and struggling through the Jersey shows. Watching him fight his way through this show I longed for the smiling energetic cherub of a hippie I first saw live in '74. But I persevered hoping for some flashes of the brilliance that was once the norm. But when I walked out of RFK after hearing Brokedown for what was to be the last time, it was all I could do to turn to my touring buddy of 20 years and say, "if Jerry doesn't get help, the bus ride is over." And so it came to pass. As for this show, not the way I wanted my last home state show to be. But I still wouldn't have missed it for the world.
Reviewer: gdliberl - favoritefavorite - June 13, 2005
Subject: Just In Case You're Wondering...
Download the FOB "hand-still-sore" show, not the other available version.

Just my short but sweet opinion!
Reviewer: lobster12 - favorite - May 3, 2005
Subject: yuck
Corrina, Samba, unbroken and matilda comprise the bulk of the second set. Refunds should have been given on the spot.
Reviewer: Rob Meador - favorite - March 9, 2005
Subject: No Jerry in the Second Set; many didn't notice
This was a very depressing show, particularly the second set. I dont' know what it was like on the ground, but in the seats you simply could not hear Jerry's guitar the whole second set. And that's a real drag. But on the shuttle bus back to New York afterwards, my friends and I were talking in the aisle (standing room only on the bus) about not hearing any Jerry in the second half, and most of the kids on the bus seemed to have no idea what we were talking about. They just hadn't noticed that Jerry was essentially missing the whole second set. I found that the most depressing thing of all about this show.
Reviewer: andy b - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 15, 2005
Subject: just like jack the ripper
I really think people are too critical of 90s dead. Open your ears and really listen for jerrys guitar, he may be getting old and sick but hes still playing really good music. I would download this show for the ramble on rose alone jerry really plats some good notes. The uncle>river is really good as well.
Reviewer: MikesGroover - favorite - October 29, 2004
Subject: Jerry's guitar is inaudible
This was a depressing way to bid goodbye to Jerry. He was clearly sick and had turned his guitar down so low during the second set you could barely hear him. Unbroken Chain with no Jerry? A bummer. Don't bother downloading unless you're a masochist.
Reviewer: Joe Shlobotnick - favorite - October 3, 2004
Subject: Fare thee well...
My last show...

Everybody in my section commented at one point or another that Jerry was not long for this world. It couldn't have been more obvious during Wharf Rat... and there are jumbo-screens at Giants Stadium, so everyone could see his face close-up.

But what could we do? We wanted to walk out, baffled by the cheers we were hearing while Jerry was literally & figuratively "dying" right before our eyes, but how do you leave someone who has been such big part of your life, fo sooo long?

Some folks left, some (myself included) stayed for the encore. "Brokedown" was as apt as could be, and somewhat redeeming musically. My friends & I left with a heavy heart, but with those beautiful Hunter lyrics ringing in our ears.

Somehow, I was still suprised when Jerry passed. I, like all of you, miss him dearly. But not as much as the folks who walked out early...
Reviewer: Imercator - favoritefavorite - July 3, 2004
Subject: First set: Not so bad, Second set: Bad.
Firstly, this source I think is slightly better than the other one listed. This version does have a lot more crowd noise etc, but it is also a brighter clearer and closer sound compared to the other more distant muffled one.

Performance wise, this gets off to an uneasy start, Garcia managing to mess up the Cold Rain solo quite significantly. The first set on the whole is never-the-less not so bad, with Schoolgirl, Ramble on Rose and It's All Over Now being quite listenable. Lazy River road on the other hand is particularly weak, and Don't Ease is just not what it used to be.

Unfortunately the entire second set is very uninspiring and rather dull. Even Phil sounds down tonight with a rather placid Unbroken Chain. Corrina is perhaps the highlight of the set, with Bobby trying in vain to rock some energy into the band, though a rather half-assed Matilda, making it's final appearence, dampens the mood again. After Drums/Space it goes slowly downhill some more, culminating in a VERY sloppy Throwing Stones. Brokedown isn't too bad, but you get the feeling they're just relieved to be finishing up. Not the worst show, and I've heard Jerry playing worse, but this one is just very lacking in something.
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